Friday, July 29, 2011

Day 1: Portland - Cascade Locks

Roll over America has set off!
We gathered together at a big fountain at the riverside in Portland. All the bikes together. A lot of interested people asked one million interesting questions! NBZ made a live report which can be found here.
The CIBERQuest was included in their photo gallery which can be found here
After that we set out of Portland and took a beautifull cycle path. The route has been developed by local enthusiast that helped us along the route.
After some time we needed to take a piece of interstate:
Since we needed to cross a tunnel later the local autorities were so kind to install a riding roadblock. So we were escorted through that piece of highway and were able to cross the tunnel without any cars!
We arrived at Cascade Locks KOA campground and setup the tents for the first time!
Tomorrow longer and more heavy day ahead!


  1. Well, . . . Police escort on an US highway . . . never had that on any US airport ;-)
    Tell your dad to use earpads when he likes to sleep.
    Enjoy . . the rest of the miles.

  2. Hello there,
    It sounds great there!
    enjoy your story.
    Hope you make it today.
    Love , mum

  3. Hey Machiel, Looks like all you guys and girls are having great fun in the blistering sun. We are all so very proud of what you are doing. It's exciting every day to look at the map and see to where you have made it that day. All the best and be safe!

    Joost & Remke

  4. Sounds like you are having a good time over there.. Be sure to have the police on your side iso against ya.. ;-) Ruud

  5. good luck! wish i was touring with you folks! perhaps we'll do a EuroROAM when you get back (as per my suggestion in 'bentrideronline) :)